Installation Issues

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'cmake'

This problem appears often on MacOS. You should have CMake installed in your computer system-wide. On Mac, you can use brew to install it: brew install cmake (search how to install the package manager Homebrew if it is the first time you use it). If you use cmake installed with pip (pip install cmake) or in conda (conda install cmake), this installation issue may appear.

.../NSBundle.h:91:143: error: function does not return NSString

This problem appears in MacOS. The entire error message should be something like:

/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX12.1.sdk/System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Headers/NSBundle.h:91:143: error: function does not return NSString

This error is caused by a change in the Command-line tools (CLT) of MacOS. CLT can be installed as part of Xcode or as stand-alone suite. If you have Xcode, consider downgrading or upgrading it to a different version. If you do not have Xcode, we have seen success on Big Sur by installing an older version of the CLT:

  1. Removing your current version of Command-line tools following the instructions here

  2. Grabbing an older version. On Big Sur (11.6), you can use the version 12.0 (see that the error message indicated 12.1). Go to this page, login with your itunes account, download and install the older version. Recompile.

However, compilation is again successful with newer versions of Xcode/CLT as well (tested with Xcode.

tried: '' (mach-o file, but is an incompatible architecture (have 'x86_64', need 'arm64e'))

We have observed this error when compiled on MacOS with an old version of CMake. Consider installing systemwide a newer version of CMake, e.g., using Homebrew, to a version > 2.17.

ERROR: Could not build wheels for h5py, which is required to install pyproject.toml-based projects

This error has been observed on arm64 MacOS.

Solution: conda install h5py

Execution Issues

RuntimeError: Freetype library not found

This error has been observed on arm64 MacOS. The pip package freetype-py may install binaries for the wrong architecture.

Solution: conda install freetype

Unable to initialize EGL

  1. Is nvidia driver properly installed? Nvidia drivers prior to 460.80 and 465.27 have a bug with cgroups that prevent utilize all but GPU 0 on a node. You can check your driver version by running nvidia-smi and update if necessary.

  2. Is libegl1 installed? You can determine this by apt list --installed | grep libegl1

  3. Are openGL libraries visible? You can do so by export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/nvidia-<vvv>:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

  4. There are two ways of setting up openGL library, if the current installation doesn’t work, you can try to install with USE_GLAD set to FALSE in here

  5. If you want to render in headless mode, make sure $DISPLAY environment variable is unset, otherwise you might have error Failed to EGL with glad, because EGL is sensitive to $DISPLAY environment variable.

It is a good idea to run ldconfig -p | grep EGL and you should be able to see libEGL_nvidia installed. (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (libc6) => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (libc6) => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (libc6) => /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

Make sure EGL is not linked to mesa, because in order for gibson to work, linking to Nvidia’s EGL is required. For example, this will cause problems: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ -> mesa-egl/

The EGL setup part is borrowed from Erwin Coumans egl_example. It would be informative to see if that repository can run on your machine.

Other issues

For other issues, please submit an issue in our github repository.